Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 3 Page No.: 458-461 Jan-Mar 2012

 

CHRONIC DAILY INTAKE STUDIES OF NICKEL CONTENT FROM SOIL, WATER AND SAPOTA FRUITS IN UMBERGAON AND DAHANU TALUKA OF MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

 

M. P. Pimputkar

Department of Biotechnology, Gokhale Education Society

 

Received on : September 15, 2011

 

ABSTRACT

 

Sapota (Manilkara achras Mill. Fosberg) is an important fruit crop of India. Umbergaon and Dahanu Taluka are amongst the main growers of Sapota in India. The present study was an attempt to investigate Nickel content in soils of orchards, in irrigation water and in sapota fruits from Dahanu (Maharashtra State, India) and Umbergaon (Gujrat State, India) talukas. The chronic daily intakes of Nickel through these sources were calculated and were compared with international reference standards.

 

Keywords : Nickel, Soil, Water, Sapota, Chronic daily intake values

 

 

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